The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

Deconstructing Sexism conference

Tickets are now available here for City’s fantastic Deconstructing Sexism conference on the 8 May! And here are all the details: The British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 8th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality Special Interest Group Annual Event (Previously GaLSIG)    Deconstructing Sexism: What can we learn from different approaches and disciplines?   Date: Friday 8th May…

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Marisol speaks in Rotterdam at Symposium on Surveillance, Big Data and Digital Rights

Earlier this week Marisol Sandoval participated in a symposium on Surveillance, Big Data and Digital Rights organised by the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The day began with a workshop on counter surveillance tools led by privacy activists. In the afternoon Marisol gave a talk on corporate…

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Writing Academic Book Reviews: A How-To Guide

Inside Higher Ed has published a Career Advice column written by Dr Casey Brienza on how to write academic book reviews. This follows on from an earlier piece written in December last year.

EP and new track by OOHYO

1st year BA CCI student Holly Woo, aka OOHYO,  has recently released a new track, ‘Friday’, hot on the heels of her first EP Girl Sense. The music is synthpop and Holly sings in a mix of Korean and English. You can hear one of the tracks, from Girl Sense ‘Teddy bear rises’, here ; read an interview…

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Are Japanese anime and manga bad for body image?

Dr Casey Brienza was recently interviewed by Glammonitor journalist Katie O’Brien for an article on representations of girls and women in Japanese anime and manga their possible effects upon body image and self-esteem. In it, she casts doubt on the notion that these cartoons are necessarily harmful: As for manga and anime’s effect on body…

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Creative Industries Federation: research report kicks off

Andy Pratt has taken on the role of Chair of the Steering Group of the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) Research Project. The aim of the research project is to produce an annual research report for the Creative Industries Federation documenting the development and challenges facing the UK Creative Industries, and highlighting policy responses to address them. Andy…

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Curating Hong Kong

On 15th March Andy Pratt was in Hong Kong; the panel that he chaired and spoke on was a workshop as part of Art Basel. Art Basel is an international contemporary art fair held in Basel, Miami and Hong Kong; the workshop was looking at the intersection of space and art practice. The event was…

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Sexing the Corporation

Dr Jo Littler of CCI took part in a public panel debate earlier this week, ‘Sexing the Corporation’, part of the the Critical Corporation ESRC Seminar Series at CASS. The other speakers on the panel were Swethaa Ballakrishnan of Stanford University,  Adrienne Roberts of Manchester University and  Melissa Tyler of Essex Business School; the event…

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Nancy Thumin talks on women’s self-representation in the media

CCI seminar: 5pm, March 18th “Speaking back, speaking up, speaking anyway: Self Representation and women’s self-representation in contemporary media culture” Dr Nancy Thumim, University of Leeds, author of Self Representation and Digital Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 5PM in AG 11 (College Building, St John St EC1V), close to Farringdon and Angel tube stations.…

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Refusing to be Silenced WOW festival March 8th

At an event as part of the WOW (Women of the World Festival) at the Southbank on March 8th. Debbie Dickinson organised and participated in the Refusing to be Silenced event which featured live music performances with Lorraine Jordan and Lana Estemirova and a panel discussion featuring Vian Dakhil (Iraq) the only Yazidi MP in…

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